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Squire
Squire | Tamora Pierce
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When Kel is chosen by the legendary Lord Raoul to be his squire, the conservatives of the realm hardly think shes up to the job. Kel earns respect and admiration among the men, as well as the affection of a fellow squire. This feminist fantasy is a delightful read.KLIATT
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wideeyedreader
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Only two #secondarycolors, but I wanted them all to be this series. #colormepretty

bromeliad Aww yay! She was one of my favorite authors as a kid! 4mo
wideeyedreader @bromeliad She‘s still one of mine! I‘m slowly building up a collection of her books 4mo
bromeliad @wideeyedreader Good! I owned 3 or 4 of her series back in the day :) 4mo
wideeyedreader @bromeliad I got all mine from the library, but I‘m excited to own them now! 4mo
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Bookrarian
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TW: assault

This passage has been on my mind a lot in the past few months. In this book, a magic chamber of the ordeal tests prospective knights on their worthiness. Its response to their crimes when found lacking is very cathartic.
“No court in the land could put him through what he did to those girls. The chamber did...the chamber is making him feel every blow, kick, and punch that he doled out.”

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MarriedtoMrT
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Kel grew on me. She‘s still a bit too good for me but she seemed more human (flawed) by the end and the action picked up considerably. I do like the reasoning behind her lack of magic (Tamora inserting her view through Alanna at the end) but I do miss that magical spark to the story.

Current ranking of favorite Tortall heroines:
1. Daine
2. Alanna
3. Kel

Linear Soooo green. But a pretty green 2y
MarriedtoMrT @Linear It is very green (my favorite color!) The next in the series is purple. 2y
BethM Gosh I adored this series as a kid! 2y
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SandyW I love that green too! 2y
lauren.lerner Agree with your ranking of these first three female protagonists 💯 2y
emtobiasz Funny, I think my ranking would have been exactly the opposite as a teen. I haven't reread these in a while, though, and I know my taste in characters has shifted as an adult! 2y
MarriedtoMrT @emtobiasz I can see Kel‘s appeal, especially for a younger self, because she‘s doing her thing without magic but I think I relate most to more introverted, independent Daine. 2y
Chachic I need to read Daine's books if you liked her more than Alanna. I liked Aly's books more than her mom's 😂 2y
MarriedtoMrT @Chachic You definitely should add Daine to your TBR! Her third book (Emperor Mage) is probably my favorite single Tamora Pierce book yet. That said, despite my love for her as an overall character, I did not love the final book of her quartet. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m looking forward to Aly. She‘s up next. I think she‘ll be a good change of pace. 2y
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MarriedtoMrT
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1. Barefoot now but these are my main winter work footwear. Librarians need a little kick-ass in their step.
2. Never. I did win a stationary basket in middle school once. 🙄
3. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1273118-casey
4. Online!
5. Scheduling staff around the holiday has me bummed. I can give almost no one any real time off and we‘re still running short due to observance hours. I really wish I could give my staff a break!

#humpdaypost

Mdargusch Those are some serious boots! 2y
EchoLogical I love those! 2y
LibrarianJen 😍 love the shoes! 2y
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MarriedtoMrT
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I‘m finally getting back to Tortall. I really struggle with Kel. She‘s just so freaking good and sickeningly humble (“Oh, I don‘t deserve any thanks for saving that girl. My dog - whom I called for - saved her. And I almost got gutted by the centaur so that means my beating him doesn‘t count” 🙄). Maybe she could at least voice her internal grumbles! That said, I think this is my favorite narrator of the quartets so I‘m getting through it quickly!

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Erin01
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my eReader is full of new releases, but I think I'm going to keep rereading this series first 📖
#currentlyreading #rereads

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lilycobalt
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November reading summary: 5 new books and 3 rereads; 7 print and 1 audio.

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thirdasstlibrarian
Squire | Tamora Pierce

A friend had commented once that Neal had a gift of making someone want to punch him just for saying hello.

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Erin01
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"He was overconfident," she told him. “And I won so the gods must have thought I was right. Otherwise they‘d have made me lose. You know how trial by combat works.”
“You won because you were good,” he corrected her. “I find it hard to believe the gods sit forever about the Divine Realms betting on jousts and trials by combat.”

[09.15.16]

MrBook Mmmm 😋 3y
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BookNerd4Ever
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#24in48!! I'm re-reading some good books and reading others for the first time. Always go back to Tamora Pierce, and what I've read so far of Becca Fitzpatrick is really good. Wow, my stack is huge!! Super excited!!!

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FernsAndFairyTales
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#funfridayphoto A favorite book from childhood: The Protector of the Small series. I was obsessed. And still am. I also read the series for Alanna, Daine, and Aly, and loved them too, but Kel has a special place in my heart. I don't think I've ever read a character I connected with so fully; I feel like we're the same person, or she's the person I aspire to be. She is so quietly badass.

[DELETED] 2232195534 I loved reading Tamora Pierce's books. And I read them all as an adult. She has some great girl characters!! 3y
FernsAndFairyTales @kaysreadinglife She really does. These are books I will never get tired of rereading. 3y
BookishFeminist Love her!! I just put up a post about her too before I saw yours! We think alike. ✊🏼🤓 3y
FernsAndFairyTales @BookishFeminist We do! Your post says it all. I worship at Tamora Pierce's feet, and totally credit her with helping me be an empowered female from a young age. 3y
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Dimack17
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I may not be a knight but I (and I'm sure many others) can to relate to this quote.

"When people say a knight's job is all glory, I laugh and laugh and laugh. Often I can stop laughing before they edge away and talk about soothing drinks." - Raoul to his squire, Kel.

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